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For hundreds of millions of people around the world, Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year.
Have you ever wondered where traditions like Santa Claus come from?

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Kimmie thought it would be fun to share how traditions of the holidays began and fun information the kids might enjoy. Each day we will share with you some interesting facts about Christmas.

What is Christmas?
The word Christmas comes from the words Cristes maesse, or “Christ’s Mass.” Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus for members of the Christian religion. Most historians peg the first celebration of Christmas to Rome in 336 A.D.
Christmas is both a holiday and a holy day. In America it is one of the biggest event of the year (especially for kids), and for members of the Christian religions it is an important day on the religious calendar.

6 Comments

  1. La said:

    I liked the coco cups- santas with the K handle that mom filled before we went down stairs-Yum-Yum!

    December 7, 2006
  2. hot mama said:

    When I was little my dad always told us we were getting a "mucket" for Christmas. That just made it so exciting trying to figure out what a "mucket" was. Just another of his crazy words. Mom

    December 7, 2006
  3. Erin said:

    Kelly, I’m with you on the PJs. What a great tradition that was for us too. My mom and dad always got us a book at Christmas Eve too. And our new fav tradition is the Christmas morning Sticky Buns… YUMMM!!!

    December 6, 2006
  4. bailey said:

    well I tried to re-edit my entry and it wouldn’t let me but shoudl be PAPPA AND MAMMA! Not Nana same family…

    Amazing how the fingers don’t match up or a quicker than the mind…..figured you all knew what I meant anyways but just re-read and thought man….how sad Kelly…..get them working togehter here….

    December 6, 2006
  5. bailey said:

    Well my one and only tradition I remember as a child and have done since the day Nick was born and sad to say this will be the first year in 20 years it won’t happen, but was my favorite for sure was "YES getting that one present at Christmas Eve" and you knew what it was. And it was so hard to go to sleep because sorry nothing smells like Christmas PJ’s! And I think my kids for the past 20 years has enjoyed it as well. But the is my most memorable and favorite tradition. And always think of the picture when Papa and Nana came out for christmas and somewhere we have a picture of Papa in Dad’s chair and all us kids around him in all our matching PJ’s! Sorry Kev don’t believe you were born and I think Kay was…..who knows…..any well that is mine!

    December 6, 2006
  6. Erin said:

    I think traditions should be explained because it is where Christmas gets its meaning. Christmas just isn’t Christmas without the traditions set before us. Not to mention that it is neat to see where these things come from.

    December 6, 2006

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